We are all very grateful to Susanne Thompson for giving us permission to include her two books on Honiton lacemaking on the âArizonaâ web site. As you know, the majority of the material on the site started so long ago by Ralph Griswold, contains mostly out of copyright material, published before 1923. We do have a few books donated by contemporary authors and are very grateful for their donations. Perhaps others might also like to join Rosemary in allowing us to post more.
For those who have not yet explored this site, maintained by the University of Arizona and managed by John Cropper [john.p.crop...@gmail.com], the most direct way to the lace section is by entering http://www2.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/lace.html. Click on Books at the top then scroll down to Thompson, Susanne, and you will find an Introduction to Honiton Lace and Further Steps in Honiton Lace, both beautifully composed and illustrated books suitable for anyone interested in learning about Honiton. You will see that the books have been separated into sections to make the downloading a bit easier. They are all PDFs and free to any and all to use and enjoy. It is not always easy to find readily available copies of books to scan, but I have been very fortunate to live fairly near Jeri Ames, and she has most generously made her very large library available to me, so I was able to borrow and scan these two books for the site. If other new books are donated to us for posting, I am sure that Jeri will continue to share her books with me, thus avoiding the past difficulties I had in finding the old pre-1923 books. If you have any questions, please donât hesitate to email me at tess1...@aol.com. It will be a pleasure to hear from you. - To unsubscribe send email to majord...@arachne.com containing the line: unsubscribe lace y...@address.here. For help, write to arachne.modera...@gmail.com. Photo site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lacemaker/sets/